Client News 6/30/09

AAMA shares Green Building Survey results, continues R&D for a green fenestration certification program

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) shared its initial Green Building Survey results at the AAMA National Summer Conference in Minneapolis. Among all the survey’s findings, 77% of respondents reported a product-based green certification program for residential and commercial fenestration would benefit the product selection process for their company.

AAMA will use the survey responses as additional input to shape a green fenestration certification program the association is developing. “It also will shape the input, coordination and outreach it provides to building code departments and authorities having jurisdiction, as green building best practices evolve into code requirements nationwide,” says Rich Walker, AAMA president and CEO. “Architects, builders and contractors will look to AAMA-certified products and verified components to meet their green projects’ performance requirements for safety, energy efficiency and durability.”

AAMA representatives administered the Green Building Survey during 2008 and 2009 trade shows and conferences. Two of these trade shows were regional in scope: the Pacific Coast Builders Conference and the Southeast Building Conference. Two were national: GlassBuild America and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) national exposition. Respondents answered questions about green topics and a green fenestration certification program.

For the remainder of 2009, AAMA will continue conducting the survey and will evolve questions to inquire about the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act and how the stimulus package is impacting green, energy-efficient construction and renovation in the industry.

Read the full announcement on AAMA’s online newsroom.

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